And the hardest part is…

Because of her asthma problems my wife had been on high-dose Prednisone for a very long time. One of its side effects can be avascular necrosis where the blood supply to the hips or the ankles can be severely diminished, killing the bone. For my wife, that happened in both of her hips. So, by … Continue reading And the hardest part is…

Checking your signal

I set up our home network and ran network wire so I could directly connect my desktop PC with my router. Network cable is not like coax cable (like you use for your TV) or like electrical wire. You have to be careful with it. If you skin or kink the cable badly you can … Continue reading Checking your signal

Do you have a dumb list?

Do you have a dumb list? You know, those things you did in life that when you look back on them you think: “Whoa! THAT was stupid!” I have one (probably several) and if you’re honest with yourself, you probably have one too. Most of us can’t navigate life without generating at least one dumb … Continue reading Do you have a dumb list?

Adjusting Your Sense of Scale

In digital photography, there is a technique called “tilt-shifting” where a picture of a real-life scene is made to look like a photograph of a model. The key to getting this to work effectively is to blur those things that your eye naturally uses to get a sense of scale. Sometimes, when we have a … Continue reading Adjusting Your Sense of Scale

Remembering the Big Picture

While it’s true that a marriage can last a lifetime, the success of a strong marriage isn’t about the number of years; it’s about the depth of the relationship. There are plenty of long marriages that have survived solely on routine. The couple is just used to being together. That’s not the defining characteristic of … Continue reading Remembering the Big Picture